WDVA Press Release
(MADISON) ― New York Times Best-Selling Author Jeff Shaara will serve as keynote at the 2011 Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The son of Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War novel Killer Angels, Jeff has established himself as America’s most popular military history novelist. His works include Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, both of which remained on the New York Times best-seller’s list for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2003, the critically acclaimed Gods and Generals became a major motion picture.
Gala attendees may join Shaara for an exclusive VIP reception and book signing at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum from 5:00 –6:30 p.m. WKOW-TV’s Greg Jeschke will anchor 27News at 5:00 p.m.and 6:00p.m. live from the museum. Following the reception, Shaara will discuss his current projects during a dinner at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.
All proceeds from the event will support the development of new exhibits and programs at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Tickets are $175 for the VIP reception and dinner, or $125 for dinner only, and may be purchased by calling Jennifer Carlson at (608) 264-6086 or visiting www.wvmfoundation.com.
The event is sponsored by Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Jennifer Carlson at (608) 264-6086. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that supports the museum’s exhibits and educational outreach. For more information go to www.wvmfoundation.com. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. Visit our website at www.wisvetsmuseum.com.